Kobalt

Join Kobalt and you’ll work with some of the most talented, creative and committed people in the business. Our team puts Kobalt’s values to work daily to drive the success of Kobalt clients and build the future of the music industry. We’re on a mission to improve the future of music by combining music services and technology like no other company. 

Shape the future of music. As part of the Kobalt team, you’ll have all the resources and benefits you need to grow your career and reach your potential. We offer competitive compensation packages, professional development opportunities, and an entrepreneurial culture that makes working here not just fun, but also rewarding. 

Kobalt London, UK
Nov 12, 2019
Full time
We’re looking for a Coordinator, Content Operations to join this expanding team within AWAL’s Digital Operations department. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the quality of our release deliveries, ensuring our metadata is best in class. Experience with digital service metadata requirements and content management systems is required. An obsessive eye for detail and encyclopedic knowledge across a variety of genres would be a definite plus too!  BACKGROUND Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters.Leading artists who have already chosen AWAL include Lauv, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tom Misch, Omar Apollo and Little Simz, as well as labels like Glassnote, B-Unique, 30th Century and Chess Club. We deliver audio and video to all of the key platforms using our bespoke supply chain system, powered by Kobalt’s market leading technology, making thousands of deliveries per week. We’re currently 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing. WHAT DOES COORDINATOR, CONTENT OPERATIONS AT AWAL DO? QC audio release submissions in accordance with partner metadata specifications. Provide structured feedback for client-facing teams when releases fail checks. Carry out metadata updates as required across the AWAL catalogue. Contribute to internal Content Operations documentation, including up-to-date DSP best practices and metadata style guide. Work with client-facing teams to develop tools and resources to increase first time success rate for uploaded content. WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  Experience in a Content Operations, Digital Supply Chain or similar role at a label or distributor. Good knowledge of music metadata in a digital distribution context, particularly the iTunes and Spotify style guides. Experience working with content management systems (iTunes Connect and Spotify preferred). Meticulous attention to detail. Passion for a range of musical genres with bonus points for Classical or Bollywood knowledge.   Recent Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee 2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music 2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year Recent press: Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business ” Wired - How data saved music Economist - Disrupters Check out our blog: www.awal.com/blog SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval www.kobaltmusic.com/careers   IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  Thank you for choosing to apply for a role at Kobalt! By applying for a role on our website you are allowing Kobalt to collect your personal data and contact you regarding this opportunity. We care about transparency and believe that skill sets can be applied to multiple roles, so we would love to able to get in touch with your regarding other opportunities that may be suitable for you. We will therefore keep the information you supplied to us for one year. We collect your personal data for the purposes of managing Kobalt recruitment related activities and in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment processes. You can read our Privacy Policy  HERE  where we outline full details in line with GDPR requirements.   KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE ANNUAL LEAVE  | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day. LIFE ASSURANCE  | Equal to four (4) times base salary. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Business travel insurance cover. INCOME PROTECTION  | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65. GYM MEMBERSHIP  | Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT  | As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library. EYECARE  | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme. WELLBEING  | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme. FRESH FRUIT AND CEREAL SUPPLIED DAILY REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS  | Including seasonal social events and parties.   POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS PENSION |  Kobalt match pension contributions when individuals contribute from 2.5% - 5% (giving a total contribution of 5% - 10%). PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE  | Managed through AVIVA. TRAVEL INSURANCE  | Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance. INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME   (eligible after 1 month of service)  | Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period. CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME  | In partnership with Evans Cycles.
Kobalt London, UK
Nov 07, 2019
Full time
We’re looking for a Label Integrations Assistant to join the AWAL team to support the team in the day to day of onboarding priority artist and label catalogues. This is an office-based role that will require a hardworking, detail-oriented and organised individual. The role is ideal if you have previous experience in distribution, production, publishing or at a label in an operational role. But more importantly, you are a detail-oriented and flexible team player comfortable with rapidly evolving priorities, with very strong written and verbal communication skills. Also, If you have an interest in knowing more about digital metadata, physical logistics, neighbouring rights, synch and how Kobalt’s proprietary system works.  Background Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through AWAL. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters.Leading artists who have already chosen AWAL include Lauv, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tom Misch, Omar Apollo and Little Simz, as well as labels like Glassnote, B-Unique, 30th Century and Chess Club. We deliver audio and video to all of the key platforms using our bespoke supply chain system, powered by Kobalt’s market leading technology, making thousands of deliveries per week. We’re currently 600 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing. WHAT DOES A LABEL INTEGRATIONS ASSISTANT AT KOBALT DO?  Assisting the Integrations Senior Manager with project work which may involve internal and client facing communication and support when required. Review, quality-check and cleanse digital, physical and neighbouring rights catalogue metadata.  Review catalogue audio, artwork and video assets for DSP compatibility to the highest industry standards. Research physical catalogue stock locations, levels and parts availability and own logistics processes during stock transfers.  Establish & build upon good relationships across multiple business areas when required. Identify and highlight potential integration obstacles to Integrations Senior Manager. Organise meetings, take meeting notes and distribute action points. WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? Previous experience in an operational department at a label, publisher, distributor or other music organisation.  Strong knowledge of music metadata & systems desired – knowledge of iTunes style-guide is highly desirable.  Proactive self-starter able to manage own workload and support busy department.Experience working with digital audio, video and artwork assets. Physical production and stock management is desirable. Highly proficient in spoken and written English.Strong working knowledge of Excel, Google Sheets, repertoire management systems and DSP’s. Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively across the business and with external clients when required. Obsessive attention to detail and an ability to follow instructions. Numerate and IT literate SPECIFICS Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval IMPORTANT NOTICE Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. >>> Click on Apply Now to be taken to the application page.